Monthly Archives: April 2011

Like distinctive architecture? Then you’ll love exploring Portugal…ornate Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals… a hundred medieval castles…Roman ruins…towers and grand monasteries built in the exclusive Portuguese style of Manueline. When we visited last June, we saw just a sampling of the outstanding architecture which included the Jerónimos Monastery & Belem Tower in Lisbon (Manueline style); Santa Justa Elevator in Lisbon; the Templar Knights castle and octagon […]

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This iconic structure may appear familiar even if you’ve never visited in person. Chances are, some of your favorite movies have been shot at this UNESCO site, including one that hit theaters last summer. Set in an arid desert miles away from crowded cities, this kasbah is still partially inhabited. Just where in the world […]

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Last weekend we came home from Florida to freezing cold temps and a light dusting of snow! Gracious, what happened to spring??  Made me think of the icebergs in Iceland!  This photo was taken on a black lava  beach near Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, in southeastern Iceland on our photo tour last August. At dawn several of us walked along […]

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